stacked tomato salad
since we tried the salad on a stick recipe earlier last week, i thought i would also try a stacked tomato salad as well. this stacked salad is made with kumato tomatoes which i found in the gourmet tomato section of my market in midland. the Kumato is a trade name given to the variety of tomato developed in Spain called “Olmeca”. it is grown in Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Australia and Greece by specially selected growers. the Kumato is a standard size variety of tomato weighing between 80 and 120 grams and has a color of reddish brown. they are sweeter than typical tomatoes due to a higher fructose content.
Kumatoes have a longer shelf life than typical tomatoes, and are considered gourmet tomatoes.
to make the stacked tomato salad, slice the tomatoes and stack with fresh mozzarella cheese, drizzle with olive oil, basil, salt and pepper to taste. even the kumato tomato package displays the stacked salad. these tomatoes were delicious and have received many taste awards.